The eighth atmospheric and ingenious crime novel in the Three Pines series, featuring the beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.
Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Crime Novel
Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Crime Novel
Winner of the Agatha Award for Best Crime Novel
There is more to solving a crime than following the clues.
Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache's world of facts and feelings.
Hidden deep in the wilderness are the cloisters of two dozen monks - men of prayer and music, famous the world over for their glorious voices. But a brutal death throws the monastery doors open to the world. And through them walks the only man who can shine light upon the dark deeds within: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.
Who among the brothers has become an angel of death? As the peace of the monastery crumbles around him, Gamache finds clues in the divine, the human . . . and the cracks in between.
Ten million readers.
One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache.
'Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling' PETER JAMES
Terrific atmosphere...impressive - The Times
A pleasingly ambitious novel . . . this is a novel that places its faith in characterisation, atmosphere and the endlessly fascinating psychology of the human mind - Irish Times
Gripping - Daily Mail
Haunting, brilliant...Chief Inspector Gamache is one of my favourite characters in fiction - Linda Fairstein
Very powerful - Stephen Booth
Superb characters and rich, dark humour...mouthwatering - People magazine
Louise Penny is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted the Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Quebec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.